Kenneth Fleming is a pathologist with a special expertise in the liver. He graduated from Glasgow University in 1968 and after training posts in Pathology in Glasgow and Oxford, received his DPhil from Oxford University in 1980 and his Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists in 1988.He has extensive experience of successful leadership and management in academia with various positions in Oxford and nationally, including appointment as the inaugural Head of the Medical Sciences Division at the University of Oxford, England from 2000 till 2008. He is currently Honorary Consultant in Pathology for the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust and Associate Head for Academic Affairs of the Oxford Post-Graduate Deanery. In addition, he is leading the development of a MMed in Pathology in Zambia and has developing involvement in fostering increased educational capacity in several east and central African countries. He was made an honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2007 and was appointed the first Director for International Activities of the Royal College of Pathologists in November 2011.His main research and clinical interest has been in liver disease and he has over 150 publications in learned journals on aspects of liver pathology and on molecular biology and pathology.